Tag: culture

  • Edinburgh International Festival

    Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival held in celebration of the arts. From somewhat humble beginnings over fifty years ago, it is now seen as one of the most significant celebrations of the arts in the world. Though the Edinburgh International Festival has evolved and grown significantly over the years, the original goals have ...

  • History

    Wars and Rebellions Scotland has been a constituent part of Great Britain since the Act of Union was passed by the legislatures of England and Scotland in 1707. However, the union of these two ancient lands has not always been an easy one, and even after 1707 wars and rebellions by Scots determined to maintain their full independence were not uncommon. Many of these conflicts have been ...

  • Scottish Genealogy

    Scottish genealogists search written records, collect oral histories and preserve family stories to discover ancestors and living relatives in Scotland. The Scottish genealogists also attempt to understand not just where and when people lived but also their lifestyle, personal stories, and motivations. This often requires - or leads to - knowledge of antique law, old political ...

  • Clans

    The Scottish clan system has been in place throughout the history of this beautiful and rugged country, with people of Scottish descent identifying with their clan, no matter where they may live in the world. Clans are presided over by a clan chief and each clan has its own unique tartan and coat of arms or heraldry. Clan gatherings, generally with clan members decked out in kilts made of ...